'The Galley Club of Sydney continues to encourage and promote the highest standards of excellence in book and magazine production.
'It achieves this objective through the Annual Galley Club Awards for Excellence in book and magazine production. By hosting this award the association provides an opportunity for the industry to acknowledge the individuals, publishers and printers who have excelled in the preceding year.' (http://www.galleyclub.com.au/annual-publishing-awards/
'Carla Coulson had it all, or so everyone told her – a glamorous inner-city apartment, a successful business and a designer wardrobe. One lonely Christmas Eve, however, she realised what was missing: excitement, work she was passionate about and, most of all, love. So, Carla packed up her life and boarded a plane.
'Italy was her first port of call and became her true destination. With a camera and nothing to lose, she found herself immersed in Florence, tasting the food, learning the language, meeting the people, discovering a new career and country – and photographing her new life.
'Carla's evocative text and rich photographs bring alive the laughter, warmth and passion of Italy. We meet the people who have embraced her; we see the streets, bars, churches and markets that have enchanted her; and we feel her gioia (joy).
'Just as Carla's Paris Tango unveiled the hidden delights of the world's most stylish city. Italian Joy is an insider's tribute to a country of grand passion and true beauty.' (Publication summary)